Associate Vice President, Imaging

Duke University Health System

  • Location: Durham, NC

Duke Health is seeking an Associate Vice President of Imaging to manage the imaging service line. Learn more or apply within!Duke Health conceptually integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, Private Diagnostic Clinic (Duke physicians practice), and incorporates the health and health research programs within the Duke Global Health Institute as well as those in schools and centers across Duke University, including the Duke Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy.

Duke Health is committed to conducting innovative basic and clinical research, rapidly translating breakthrough discoveries to patient care and population health, providing a unique educational experience to future clinical and scientific leaders, improving the health of populations, and actively seeking policy and intervention-based solutions to complex global health challenges. Underlying these ambitions is a belief that Duke Health is a destination for outstanding people and a dedication to continually explore new ways to help our people grow, collaborate and succeed.

The mission of the Department of Radiology at Duke is to deliver high-quality medical care to patients, educate health-care professionals, and increase the understanding of health and disease. The mission is distinctive in that the Department is responsible for the introduction of new technology related to Imaging. This requires innovative development, honest evaluation, and ongoing teaching of the medical applications of these technological developments. Patient care is the primary responsibility. Duke Health’s paramount mission is to provide competent, courteous, and compassionate clinical services which are uniformly of the highest quality.

As part of a university medical school, Duke Health also must educate a diverse group of healthcare workers including, but not limited to, medical students, residents, practicing physicians, physician assistants, technologists, and related scientists. In medicine, education involves teaching by example, didactic instruction, supervised practical experience, and self-teaching activities. The mission is to provide educational opportunities that are comprehensive, challenging, and that reflect the current state of knowledge.

Research is essential to improve and strengthen both educational efforts and clinical activities. The search for new information about health, disease, diagnosis and treatment is a major priority. Accordingly, the department assigns a substantial portion of its resources to support research. Its mission is to nurture scientifically sound investigation of basic mechanisms, clinical issues, and the societal impact of radiology.

Duke Radiology offers an exceptional level of medical care with its nine subspecialty clinical divisions at 11 locations. Each patient receives the highest quality care possible as all imaging studies and procedures are interpreted and performed by one of the 72 sub-specialty trained, board-certified radiologists. Radiologists work closely with referring physicians to ensure that diagnoses are made promptly and accurately. This dedication to patient care is what sets Duke Radiology apart from the rest.

Position Overview

The Associate Vice President, Imaging (AVP) is a newly created system-wide position responsible for working collaboratively with the Presidents of Duke Regional, Duke Raleigh, Duke University Hospital and the Chair of the Department of Radiology for the purpose of routinely evaluating and improving services and care coordination offered across the health system. The system AVP is responsible for the management of the imaging service line and will ensure that Duke Health’s market position is maintained or improved through the utilization of sound business planning practices, implementation of cost control programs, and implementation of revenue generation programs. The AVP also provides strategic and operational direction to entity leaders, mentors and leads the imaging operations team, and ensures robust quality compliance while striving for operational efficiency. The AVP develops and leads short- and long-term strategy to ensure that Duke Health’s imaging is the service of choice within our geography. The AVP ensures high quality standards with an emphasis on patient and family centered care.

The position is responsible for the successful performance of each unit/entity, which includes the efficient delivery of services, quality and regulatory oversight, and financial performance.  This position serves as the highest-level liaison with the School of Medicine, DUHS, and Boards as it relates to Imaging Services. The AVP supports the mission of DUHS and the School of Medicine and embodies the core values of Duke.

Qualifications:

  • Be a healthcare professional with demonstrated skills and experience in leading and implementing an imaging or other ancillary service line, preferably in an academic medical center or similarly complex environment.
  • Possess strategic and analytical thinking skills, along with an ability to develop measurable action plans to mobilize diverse teams and help drive tangible results that improve program outcomes.
  • Recognize that developing effective, strategic relationships are vital in a complex healthcare system, and will skillfully empower employees and use creativity and imagination to achieve positive change by developing effective working relationships with executives, peers, physicians, nurses and regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrate an ability to mobilize teams and hold others accountable through both direct authority and influence
  • Be able to clearly communicate a vision, direction and expectations, as well as cope with the unknown and adapt quickly in a competitive, changing environment.
  • Provide staff with appropriate coaching, mentoring and development.
  • Have superior attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to manage project activities with diverse groups and individuals.

Education

  • A Master’s degree in a healthcare, business or related discipline is required.

Experience

  • Candidates must have comprehensive knowledge of hospital and ambulatory operations with a minimum of (10) years of progressive leadership experience.
  • Experience in an academic medical center is preferred.
  • Experience growing ambulatory services in a complex health system is required; experience in imaging is preferred.